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62080 Dean Swift Rd

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62080 Dean Swift Rd.
Bend, OR 97701

Phone: (541) 330-3760
Fax: (541) 389-9882

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The East Bend Library opened its doors in 2011 and is the newest addition to the Deschutes Public Library System. This library is located across from The Forum shopping center right off of Highway 20. The East Bend Library is a rented 8,000 square foot storefront designed by Jim Landin and BRLB/GGL Architects of Bend.

This small and mighty library offers full services such as books, music, and movies; public computers; a community meeting room and hosts library-sponsored lectures and presentations as well as story times; and an interactive Early Learning space for children. Several of the library’s programs for adults and children are offered in English and Spanish. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.

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  • Sep 21 2021

    10:00 AM - Tuesday -

    This program will be available Tuesdays via YouTube at https://bit.ly/2Yaurca

    Join community librarians for songs, rhymes, stories and fun!

    Experts agree that talking, singing, reading, writing and playing with your young child will prepare them for learning how to read, and will teach them the six skills needed to read. A child who enters kindergarten with a strong vocabulary, a love of books, and a familiarity with playing with words, has a definite advantage. You can help those skills develop with story time!

    For more information about early literacy and how to talk, read, rhyme, play and write with your child, visit: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/kids/literacy

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  • Sep 21 2021

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

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  • Sep 21 2021

    12:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Discuss The Book of Eels by Patrik Svensson online via Zoom.

    Join us online by copy and pasting the following link:
    https://zoom.us/j/99138083712

    About the Book: Part H Is for Hawk, part The Soul of an Octopus, The Book of Eels is both a meditation on the world's most elusive fish-the eel-and a reflection on the human condition. Remarkably little is known about the European eel.They remain a mystery. Drawing on a breadth of research about eels in literature, history, and modern marine biology, as well as his own experience fishing for eels with his father, Patrik Svensson crafts a mesmerizing portrait of an unusual, utterly misunderstood, and completely captivating animal. The result is a gripping and slippery narrative that will surprise and enchant.

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  • Sep 21 2021

    6:00 PM - Tuesday -

    This is a live webinar. Register here for a link https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gaGYPNILRHOGvrpMpiYx5A

    Explore the natural history of the desert tortoise of the American Southwest.

    We’d love your feedback and suggestions regarding library programming. Take the survey at http://dpl.pub/programsurvey2122

    Learn about the natural history of the desert tortoise, how it copes with the temperature extremes, frequent droughts, and harsh environments in the Mojave and western Sonoran deserts of the American Southwest. The long-lived tortoise has a complex social life with a dominance hierarchy (males), defense of use areas (males), and individual personalities. The historic and current threats to continued existence of the species are human activities. In the future, climate warming is likely to play an important role.

    Dr. Kristin H. Berry has degrees from Stanford University (B.A.), University of California at Los Angeles (M.A.), and the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D.). She grew up in the Mojave Desert where she enjoyed hunting lizards and tortoises near her home. Her early research was on chuckwalla lizards in the northwestern Mojave Desert, the topic of her dissertation UC Berkely. Following graduate school, she has conducted research and published on desert tortoises and other vertebrates in deserts, desert vegetation, and human impacts. She worked for the Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior, for more than 20 years, and since 1997, as a Principal Investigator in the fields of wildlife biology and ecology at the U.S. Geological Survey.

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  • Sep 22 2021

    10:00 AM - Wednesday -

    Make salt crystallized leaves with a few simple supplies.

    Learn about saturation, evaporation, and crystallization in this easy science experiment. When you're done you'll have a leaf, frosted in crystallized salt.

    You will need: a leaf or a construction paper cut out of a leaf, salt, water, a pot to heat up the water, and a bowl or dish to cool down the water. Construction paper leaves and salt will be available for pick up at your local library branch on September 25th.

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  • Sep 22 2021

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

    This event has been cancelled. This presentation will occur virtually on Sept 8 and you can find information here: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/62318

    Learn what it takes to hike a day, week, or month on the Oregon Desert Trail and get some dessert recommendations on the way.

    Wearing a face covering is required at all in-person, indoor events.

    Come learn more about what it takes to hike a day, week, or month on the Oregon Desert Trail and get some recommendations for an amazing milkshake, delicious pie, or other sweet treat. What does a remote and challenging long-distance desert route have to do with dessert? After experiencing a cotton candy colored morning sunrise surrounded by wildflowers the color of jelly beans and the honeyed serenade of a meadowlark, your sweet tooth will be satiated.

    Renee joined Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) in 2015 to further develop the Oregon Desert Trail. She is responsible for establishing the 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail, shaping its future, and inspiring others to get out and explore the high desert as much as possible. In addition, Renee leads ONDA's independent stewardship program and is working to educate and inspire others to experience our desert landscapes responsibly.


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  • Sep 22 2021

    7:00 PM - Wednesday -

    A link to view this program will be available beginning Wednesday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m.

    Discover the process behind Central Oregon’s favorite gelato.

    Juli Labhart demonstrates the process of making dairy-free sorbetto & gelato inspired by the desert. She discusses balancing a recipe, calibrating for the sugar in fruit and how the attributes/qualities of specific ingredients can affect the freezing process.

    Inspired and enlivened by a one year trip around the world, Jeff and Juli Labhart returned with a want to capture the flavors from the street stalls of Thailand, the spice fields of Zanzibar, the mountains of India, and other exotic locales into the creamy fresh goodness of gelato.

    Every small batch of Bontà gelato is hand-crafted using only the best ingredients with many coming from the Oregon countryside. For it was their travels that made them realize that many of the world’s best ice cream ingredients can be found right here at home, also.

    Jeff grew up in the dairy community of Tillamook, Oregon and at a young age understood that the reason the milk and cream tasted so good here in the Northwest was all of the tall, green grass the cows munched on all year long. Juli was raised in the berry community of Lynden, Washington where, in her younger years, she worked the berry fields. She still wonders why she was never fired, because it seemed more berries went into her mouth than the bucket.

    Upon their return from their travels, they trained under two different Italian gelato masters. From their studies they developed their own homemade ice cream recipes and the result is a denser, flavorful ice cream with less fat than traditional American ice cream.

    It was from this inspiration and the want to support local growers, the community, and the environment that Bontà was born.
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  • Sep 23 2021

    10:00 AM - Thursday -

    Interactive storytime with songs, rhymes, and movement.
    This video will premiere live on Facebook at 10:00 a.m.; visit www.facebook.com/deschuteslibrary to tune in."

    Early literacy skills to get your child ready to learn to read are the focus of these storytimes. You and your child will hear great stories while also becoming more familiar with letter sounds, rhyming, vocabulary, and print. Fun for everyone with opportunities to sing, join in on movement rhymes.

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  • Sep 23 2021

    12:00 PM - Thursday -

    Discuss The Book of Eels by Patrik Svensson online via Zoom.

    Join us online by copy and pasting the following link: https://zoom.us/j/91489244881

    About the Book: Part H Is for Hawk, part The Soul of an Octopus, The Book of Eels is both a meditation on the world's most elusive fish-the eel-and a reflection on the human condition. Remarkably little is known about the European eel. They remain a mystery. Drawing on a breadth of research about eels in literature, history, and modern marine biology, as well as his own experience fishing for eels with his father, Patrik Svensson crafts a mesmerizing portrait of an unusual, utterly misunderstood, and completely captivating animal. The result is a gripping and slippery narrative that will surprise and enchant.

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  • Sep 24 2021

    12:00 PM - Friday -

    Read and Discuss "Interior Chinatown" by Charles Yu.

    Click the link above or join at https://zoom.us/j/93316346029 or with Meeting ID 933 1634 6029

    "Willis Wu doesn't perceive himself as a protagonist even in his own life: He's merely Generic Asian man. Sometimes he gets to be Background Oriental Making a Weird Face or even Disgraced Son, but he is always relegated to a prop. Yet every day he leaves his tiny room in a Chinatown SRO and enters the Golden Palace restaurant, where Black and White, a procedural cop show, is in perpetual production. He's a bit player here, too, but he dreams of being Kung Fu Guy--the most respected role that anyone who looks like him can attain. At least that's what he has been told, time and time again. Except by one person, his mother. Who says to him: Be more"

    Book club kit copies are available at the Downtown Bend Customer Service Desk. First-come, first-serve.
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  • Sep 25 2021

    All Day - Saturday -

    Kids' fall crafts at all library locations while supplies last. Designed for ages 6-11 years old.

    Learn about saturation, evaporation, and crystallization. Create a lovely salt crystal leaf that you can hang in a window as we look forward to the frosty days of fall.

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  • Sep 28 2021

    10:00 AM - Tuesday -

    This program will be available Tuesdays via YouTube at https://bit.ly/2Yaurca

    Join community librarians for songs, rhymes, stories and fun!

    Experts agree that talking, singing, reading, writing and playing with your young child will prepare them for learning how to read, and will teach them the six skills needed to read. A child who enters kindergarten with a strong vocabulary, a love of books, and a familiarity with playing with words, has a definite advantage. You can help those skills develop with story time!

    For more information about early literacy and how to talk, read, rhyme, play and write with your child, visit: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/kids/literacy

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  • Sep 28 2021

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

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  • Sep 28 2021

    4:00 PM - Tuesday -

    A link to view this program online will be available here beginning Tuesday, September 28 at 4:00 pm.

    Look at photos and hear tales from an urban explorer capturing a few of the many ghost towns in Oregon.

    According to some historians, Oregon has the most ghost towns of any state at about 200 sites. Since some of those former communities are described as "remnants," I think it would be pretty difficult if not impossible to visit them all. But as an urban explorer, I am certainly trying. About 50% of the hobby is photography, so in this program, I will be sharing some of my favorite shots as well as a little info about the locations, without actually giving the locations. That's because the other 50% of the hobby is gatekeeping. Not with the express goal of keeping people from exploring all together, but just to keep the numbers down to people who actually want to put in the literal footwork of finding these "bandos". Too many people = "No Trespassing" signs, and we're not fans of those. So if you don't want to drive aimlessly for hours in the hopes of spotting something you read about in a private group on Facebook but would still like to peek into an abandoned homestead from the 1860's, join me.

    Ash Knotts started her career in B&E (breaking and entering) at the tender age of 16, when her dad helped her break into a cemetery at midnight in the pursuit of a local secret society. From there, she pursued abandoned farmsteads in her native Ohio and, eventually, entire ghost towns when she relocated to Oregon. Ash was asked by Fonthill Media to write a novella/photography book about her experiences exploring ghost towns in 2019. With an excuse to travel and a lot of creative license, she penned Abandoned Oregon: Ghost Towns of the Painted Hills and Beyond. She currently lives in Portland, Or, where she divides her time between restoring vintage furniture and clothes, building terrariums, writing scripts for horror movies with friends, and exploring the wild west with her elderly dog, Sooki.

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  • Sep 29 2021

    6:00 PM - Wednesday -

    A link to view this program online will be available Wednesday, September 29 at 6:00 p.m.

    Learn how to make your own delectable dessert – at home!

    These Fruit Pie Crumble Bars are a mix between a cookie bar and a pie--the perfect transition from summer to fall.

    For this video, apple filling was used. You can substitute basically any fruit pie filling to satisfy your sweet-tooth.

    Ingredients:

    1 Cup All Purpose Flour
    1 1/3 Cup Rolled Oats
    3/4 Cup Sugar
    1 tsp Cinnamon
    1/4 tsp. Salt
    2/3 Cup Melted Butter - Cooled
    1 Can Fruit Pie Filling

    Instructions:

    *Melt the butter and let cool.

    *Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    *Line a 8x8 square ovenproof pan with parchment paper.

    *Mix flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.

    *Pour melted and cooled butter over the dry oat mixture and stir till evenly mixed, but still crumbly.

    *Pour 2/3 of the mixture into the prepared ovenproof pan, using the bottom of a flat bottom glass, press the mixture flat and even.

    *Cover the flattened oat mix with the fruit pie filling, spreading evenly to the edges.

    *Crumble the remaining oat mix evenly over the top.

    *Bake 35-40 minutes or until the top begins to brown slightly.

    *Let cool completely before cutting into bars.

    *Enjoy! Ahja King is an educator, entrepreneur, gardener, reader, wife and mother of three amazing women. Growing up near the Salinas Valley in California, her mom taught her how to grow, glean, harvest and preserve as much food as possible. *oo*

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  • Sep 30 2021

    10:00 AM - Thursday -

    Interactive storytime with songs, rhymes, and movement.
    This video will premiere live on Facebook at 10:00 a.m.; visit www.facebook.com/deschuteslibrary to tune in."

    Early literacy skills to get your child ready to learn to read are the focus of these storytimes. You and your child will hear great stories while also becoming more familiar with letter sounds, rhyming, vocabulary, and print. Fun for everyone with opportunities to sing, join in on movement rhymes.

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  • Oct 1 2021

    All Day - Friday -

    All libraries are closed for staff training. Libraries will resume normal hours on Saturday, October 2nd.

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  • Oct 5 2021

    10:00 AM - Tuesday -

    This program will be available Tuesdays via YouTube at https://bit.ly/2Yaurca

    Join community librarians for songs, rhymes, stories and fun!

    Experts agree that talking, singing, reading, writing and playing with your young child will prepare them for learning how to read, and will teach them the six skills needed to read. A child who enters kindergarten with a strong vocabulary, a love of books, and a familiarity with playing with words, has a definite advantage. You can help those skills develop with story time!

    For more information about early literacy and how to talk, read, rhyme, play and write with your child, visit: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/kids/literacy

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  • Oct 6 2021

    All Day - Wednesday -

    Pick up your weekly craft or activity kit for children! Kits will vary by week and are good for preschool aged children. Some will be appropriate for younger ages with heavy parent help. Kits are available for pick-up on Wednesdays while supplies last.

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  • Oct 6 2021

    6:30 PM - Wednesday -

    This is a live, interactive meeting. Click here https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvceuvqDMqHNK-T5zvuSNEkoM5Xbin1UUb to register for this event, or click "Register Here" above.

    Hermit Crab essays borrow their forms from other kinds of communication (think personal ads, medical charts, syllabi, album liner notes). While this has become a popular form in creative nonfiction, the technique has applications for poetry and fiction as well. This workshop will feature some examples of Hermit Crab writing, provide some prompts to promote it, and will offer ideas for incorporating it into fiction, nonfiction, and poetry writing projects. We will do several writing "sprints" inspired by Hermit Crab prompts throughout the workshop.

    Kristin Dorsey is a Professor in the Humanities Department at Central Oregon Community College. She's a generalist, which means that she teaches a variety of academic and creative writing classes, along with literature classes from Early American literature to Children's literature. She used to read and write a lot. And then she had twins. Now she hangs out at parks and sings a lot of silly songs. Teaching creative writing workshops in the community keeps her excited about her own writing and that of others. *zm*

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  • Oct 7 2021

    10:00 AM - Thursday -

    Interactive storytime with songs, rhymes, and movement.
    This video will premiere live on Facebook at 10:00 a.m.; visit www.facebook.com/deschuteslibrary to tune in."

    Early literacy skills to get your child ready to learn to read are the focus of these storytimes. You and your child will hear great stories while also becoming more familiar with letter sounds, rhyming, vocabulary, and print. Fun for everyone with opportunities to sing, join in on movement rhymes.

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  • Oct 7 2021

    3:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical, mental health resources, veteran, social security help, and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

    You can also email info@thrivecentraloregon.org or call 541-728-1022 to setup phone consolations.

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  • Oct 9 2021

    All Day - Saturday -

    3D Pumpkin craft at all library locations while supplies last.

    October is pumpkin time! Create a 3d pumpkin for you to enjoy all month long!

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  • Oct 9 2021

    11:00 AM - Saturday -

    This is a live webinar. Register here for the link https://zoom.us/j/97651234518 or click Join Program above.

    Explore recent discoveries and remaining mysteries of Aztec hieroglyphs.

    The independent development of strikingly unique writing systems in human history can be found in three regions of the world: the Near East, China, and Mesoamerica. Stephanie Wood (University of Oregon) is a specialist in Mesoamerican ethnohistory. She has been studying Aztec manuscripts ("codices") and the Aztec language since 1978, and she edits an online Nahuatl dictionary that has 100,000+ users around the globe. In 2017, she teamed up with colleagues in Germany, Spain, and Mexico to create an online, annotated collection of Aztec hieroglyphs. These glyphs open a wonderful window onto culture. Some are humorous, some are wonderfully complex, and some are still a mystery. Dr. Wood's slide presentation will share recent discoveries and remaining puzzles imbedded in this unique graphic communication system.

    Dr. Stephanie Wood is the director of the Wired Humanities Projects at University of Oregon. She earned both her Ph.D. and M.A. at UCLA. *zm*

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  • Oct 9 2021

    3:00 PM - Saturday -

    This is a live webinar. Register here for the link https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FSwG4DDvRe-ReIqoanBxuQ or click on Join Program above.

    A real life forensic scientist dispels myths and misconceptions about the real work vs. television portrayals.

    This presentation will highlight the differences between Forensic Scientists on television versus reality and also provide an overview of the Oregon State Police Forensic Services Division.

    Brian Medlock was born and raised in Sweet Home, Oregon. After he received his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Whitman college, he moved to Washington DC and worked as a Forensic Chemist for the Drug Enforcement Administration. Brian moved back home to Oregon in 2005 and began his career with the Oregon State Police Forensic Services Division in the Bend Forensic Laboratory. As a Forensic Scientist with OSP, Brian worked in the Serology, Trace, Drug Chemistry and Crime Scene sections and has been the Laboratory Director since 2015. He is happily married to an amazing wife and currently has his hands full raising two teenagers and a crazy Aussiedoodle. *zm*

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  • Oct 10 2021

    2:00 PM - Sunday -

    Click here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J5iJFmKmT3e4gEynzbtTSg to register for this program, or click "Register Here" above.

    A link to view this recording will be available following the program.

    Explore fun and affordable ways to prepare simple plant-based meals -- minus the mystery!

    Tempeh. Nutritional yeast. Miso paste. Going plant-based has never been more complicated...or is it? Join Robin and Jules, co-authors of BEEFLESS CAKES: Easy Plant-Based Recipes featuring Beefless Cakes for a dynamic presentation on fun and affordable ways to prepare simple plant-based meals -- minus the mystery.

    Jules's life forever changed in May 2016. After innocently hitting play on a documentary, Forks Over Knives, she suddenly saw the impact our every day food choices had on everything: the planet, non-human animals, and our health. She went vegan overnight and never looked back. In fact, this change was so transformative that she eventually quit her corporate job, moved across the country with nothing but her car and her dog, and put her money where her mouth was by starting Plant-Based Point.

    Along with a masters in humane education, Jules holds a BA in creative writing from The New School and has been project management professional (PMP) certified since 2011. When she's not busy telling her dog how cute he is, she's usually scouting new vegan products (she considers her taste-testing videos a public service), trail running, blogging, or learning French. (Je suis très mauvais.)

    Early in life, Robin made the decision to not eat meat. As she experienced more and more, got married, and had children, she transitioned to eating a plant-based/vegan diet and raising her children the same way. While ironing out her food and health choices, Robin worked professionally in the family services field, helping families during end-of-life care and support.

    What began as a hobby -cooking and talking about healthy foods- evolved into a deep passion to educate families on the importance (and more importantly, the fun!) of eating plant-based/vegan foods.

    Along with a masters in humane education, Robin also holds an MA in thanatology, a BS in psychology, a BS in gerontology, and wait there’s more – a certificate in plant-based nutrition through eCornell. When she's not in the kitchen or out running trails, you'll find her with her two sons and husband.
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